Hope you’re all staying healthy and home. With the amount of traffic this past week significantly increasing, as my other thread got closed I wanted to post a reminder of something many pilots have done wrong, including those with IFC in their display names.
Please only call into approach when you are at or below 18000 feet AGL 50nm or less from the airport. Way too many people have been calling in too far out, or above the airport at FL360. Sure, with an intricate FPL, it may make it hard to see really how far away you are from the airport, so just make your best guess if you can. We’re not going to penalize you if you’re a few NM off. This makes it easier for your controllers, for you, and other pilots.
Thank you! As always, if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask.
EDIT: If you see that there is a busy approach line to the airport, feel free to call in further, as long as you are at an appropriate altitude. Thanks everyone!